Camera tech data for Sony ILCE-5100

General
NameSony ILCE-5100 , α5100, A5100
Mount typeE-mount
Supported lensesE, FE, A-mount (via LA-EAx)
Release year2014
Statuscurrent
Digital parameters
Output resolution [pixels]6000×4000, 4240×2832, 3008×2000
Output resolution (16:9) [pixels]6000×3376, 4240×2400, 3008×1688
Output resolution (panorama) [pixels]12416×1856, 5536×2160, 8192×1856, 3872×2160
Output resolution (3D panorama) [pixels]
Effective output pixels24.0 M
Sensor typeCMOS, Bayer pattern
Sensor size [mm] (crop factor)23.5×15.6 (1.5×)
ISO rangeauto (100–25600; conf.), 100–25600 (1/3 stops)
Color and post-processing
Color spacessRGB, Adobe RGB
Image parameterscontrast, saturation, sharpness (-3 – +3)
Creative stylesstandard, vivid, portrait, landscape, sunset, B/W, sepia
Picture effectshigh-key, high contrast monochrome, pop color, posterization (color; B/W), partial color (red; yellow; blue; green), toy camera, retro photo, soft focus, HDR painting, rich-tone monochrome, miniature, watercolor, illustration
Picture parameters
Picture profiles
Soft skin effect3 levels, off
White balanceauto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent (4 types), flash, underwater, direct entry, custom (1 register)
Color temperature range [K]2500–9900
Color temperature increments [K]100
Color compensation index [steps]± 7 (A/B), ± 7 (G/M)
White-balance bracketing [pictures per shot] (steps [mired])3 (10; 20)
Noise reductionlong exp. (>1s), high-ISO (2 levels)
D-range optimizerstandard, manual (5 levels)
DRO bracketing [pictures per shot] (levels)
Auto HDRauto, manual (1–6 EV)
Lens compensationvignetting, chromatic aberration, distortion
Movie recording
Movie resolutions [size/fps]1920×1080p50, 1920×1080p25, 1920×1080i50, 1440×1080p25, 640×480p25
Movie ISO range100–12800
Shutter speed (movie) [s]1/4 – 1/4000
Movie formatsXAVC-S, AVCHD 2.0, MPEG-4
Audio formatsDolby Digital AC3, MPEG4 AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Movie length29 minutes
Microphonebuilt-in (stereo)
Audio monitoring
Movie featuresauto slow shutter, picture effects, creative styles, HDMI info off, dual video rec
Auto-focus
AF sensors25 areas, 179 phase detect points
AF range [EV]−1 – 20
AF modesAF-A, AF-S, AF-C, DMF, Tracking AF
AF assist lightyes
AF adjustment [no. of lenses]30
Features
Eye-startno
Sensor-based image stabilisationno
Remote control via USB/WiFiyes
Other featuresMF peaking, on-screen help, Anti-Dust, BRAVIA Sync, face recognition, auto object framing, smile shutter, sweep panorama, speaker, smart teleconverter, USB charging, WiFi support, NFC, applications
Metering
Metering modes1200 segments, center-weighted, spot
Metering range [EV] (with spot)−1 – 20 (−1 – 20)
Auto Exposure Lock buttonno
Exposure modesiAuto, iAuto+, P with shift, A, S, M
Subject programsportrait, landscape, closeup, sport, night view, night portrait, hand-held night shot, sunset, anti motion blur
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 3 (1/3)
Zebrayes
Flash
Flash shoe type
Accessory shoe cap
Flash modesnormal, red-eye reduction, rear sync, slow sync
Flash meteringPre-Flash TTL
Requires D flash unit
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]4/24
X-Sync speed [s]1/160
High Speed Syncno
Wireless flashno
Wireless x-sync speed [s]
Wireless HSSno
Ratio flash controlno
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 2 (1/3)
Studio flash socketno
Flash Exposure Level lockno
Viewfinder
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution [pixels]
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]
Diopter adjustment [diopters]
Eyepiece cup
Viewfinder accessory compatible
Live Viewmain sensor
Live View zoom1×, 5.9×, 11.7×
Display
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 3″, 921600
Display mounttilt up 180°
Histogram displayluminance, RGB
Automatic brightnessno
Touch screenyes
Video output interfacesHDMI (1080p/1080i/4K)
Display accessories (opt.)screen protector PCK-LS1EM
Shooting
Frame rate [fps]6, 3
Frame rate with AF [fps]6.0
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/4000, B
Shutter typeelec. f. c.
Self-timer [s]10, 2
Continuous self-timer [shots]5, 3
Bracketing frames (stops)3, 5 (1/3, 1/2, 2/3), 3 (1, 2, 3)
Remote release socketMulti Terminal
Wireless remote release
Release priorityno
Depth of field previewno
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewno
Silent depth of field previewno
Storage
Storage media (number of slots)Memory Stick PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo, XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC (1)
Remote storage via USByes
File system formatsFAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT
File formatsARW 2.3, JPEG w/ EXIF 2.3
Power
Batteries1× NP-FW50
Vertical grip
External power supplyAC adaptor AC-PW20
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingno
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]224
Standard accessoriesstrap, USB cable, battery NP-FW50, charger AC-UB10, software
Other optional accessorieslens adapters LA-EAx
Misc
Other interfacesUSB 2.0 (High Speed; Micro-B; Multi Terminal)
USB modesmass storage, remote control/storage, MTP
PrintingExif Print, Print Image Matching Ⅲ
Latest firmware version (release date)3.10 (03/2016)
Commentsblack, white and silver-brown versions available
Reviews & linksGordon Laing at Camera Labs (full review), Jeff Keller on DPReview.com (preview), John Sison (video), Kevin Lee on The Phoblographer (full review), Kyle Looney on reviewed.com (full review), Mark Goldstein on Photography Blog (full review), Photo Review Australia (full review), Sony Europe (press release), Tony Northrup (video)
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